Waikato-Waiariki

There are four Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices in the Waikato-Waiariki region. These are Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga and Whakatāne.

Office locations

Our offices can be reached via contact details below.

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Hamilton

126 Rostrevor Street
Hamilton 3240
Private Bag 3020, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.waikato@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Rotorua

6 Tarawera Road
Lynmore
Rotorua 3010
PO Box 12005, Rotorua South 3045
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.rotorua@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Tauranga

Unit 3
51-53 Fifteenth Avenue
Tauranga 3112
PO Box 69, Tauranga 3114
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.tauranga@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

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Whakatāne

58 Commerce Street
Whakatāne 3120
PO Box 26, Whakatāne 3158
P:
0800 875 499
E:
tpk.whakatane@tpk.govt.nz
F:
0800 875 329

Our rohe

Waikato-Waiariki is a combination of three regions, Waikato, Te Arawa and Te Moana a Toi.

Waikato-Tainui rohe extends from the Bombay Hills and Port Waikato in the north, along the western coastline south to Mokau, eastward embracing the King Country, through to the Kaimai Ranges, the Hauraki plains and returning northwards to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Moving east across the Mamaku and Kaimai ranges, it encompasses Te Moana a Toi through to Wakatiri – the furthest point East.

The southern boundaries are at Titiraupenga (Pureora-Western Bays, Taupō) to Titi o Kura (the peak at the beginning of Kaweka Range near Te Haroto, Napier/Taupō Highway).

Regional Director

Rachel Jones

Regional Director

Iwi in our region

There are 27 iwi represented in Waikato-Waiariki region:

  • Hauraki
  • Maniapoto
  • Raukawa
  • Waikato
  • Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • Ngāti Whakaue
  • Ngāti Pikiao
  • Ngāti Mākino
  • Tūhourangi
  • Tapuika
  • Ngāti Rangiwēwehi
  • Ngāti Rangitihi
  • Waitaha
  • Ngāti Rangiteaorere
  • Ngāti Rongomai

  • Ngāti Uenukukopako

  • Ngāti Tarawhai

  • Ngāti Tahu
  • Ngāi Te Rangi
  • Ngāi Tūhoe
  • Ngāti Ranginui
  • Ngāti Manawa
  • Ngāti Pūkenga
  • Ngāti Whare
  • Te Whakatōhea
  • Ngāi Tai
  • Ngāti Awa
  • Te Whānau ā Apanui
  • Ngāti Hauā
  • Te Arawa River Iwi (made up of Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa; Ngāti Kearoa-Ngāti Tuara; Tuhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao)
    (http://www.tarit.co.nz/)
  • Ngāti Koroki Kahukura.

The iwi listed have been sourced through a directory of iwi and Māori organisations, Te Kāhui Māngai, and our regional offices. The iwi listed do not necessarily reflect the views of Te Puni Kōkiri. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

About Te Kāhui Māngai

Te Kāhui Māngai (Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations) gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims; and mandated Iwi Organisations to represent these iwi/hapū that have been recognised by the New Zealand Government.

You can view Te Kāhui Māngai here https://www.tkm.govt.nz/

Iwi radio stations

Local news and stories

Read our latest news and stories for this region.

Matariki stars bring our communities together

  • Date: 23 June 2022

As Aotearoa gears up to celebrate its first Matariki public holiday on Friday, Te Puni Kōkiri reflects on this significant kaupapa for Māori that it has always supported.

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Māori housing: Whānau enjoying papakāinga life in Tauranga Moana

  • Date: 11 April 2022

On a sloped section surrounded by orchards, overlooking Rangataua Bay in Tauranga, sit nine new whare all part of the Ranginui 12 Trust papakāinga.

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Papakāinga projects underway in Reporoa

  • Date: 14 February 2022

The Government is supporting a new papakāinga development in the rural community of Reporoa.

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Ngā Ara Whakatupuranga | Strengthening Māori leadership in the public service

  • Date: 20 January 2022

Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Ope Kātua (NZDF) have joined forces for a second year to tautoko their service personnel as they shed the uniform for civilian life.

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Three new papakāinga under construction in Ngāruawāhia

  • Date: 15 December 2021

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Waikato land owners have big dreams for their whenua Māori

  • Date: 15 December 2021

Nestled in the Waikato foothills of Waitetuna, sits Aramiro Ahu Whenua Trust, who are looking to develop their ancestral lands into an agricultural enterprise in the hopes to own their supply chain.

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